Today the Feminist Majority thanks the Senators who made history filibustering the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and condemns the move by Senate Republicans to employ the “nuclear option.” Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal released the following statement: “We want to thank the Democratic and Independent Senators who stood strong for… [Continue Reading]
Statement From Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal on Senate Actions Concerning Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) just held a breakthrough hearing on combating violence against women with IVAWA and CEDAW, and
seven women senators testified. We must thank the Senators for demanding action.
“We congratulate Senator Reid on his leadership,” said Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal. “Republicans have been engaging in an egregious abuse of power by systematically blocking presidential nominees to the federal bench and disproportionately affecting the appointment of highly qualified women and people of color.”
The Senate’s current immigration bill does a lot for women.
I am a queer woman. Just because I enter into relationships with other women doesn’t mean that the threat of violence disappears. Men aren’t inherently abusers, and women aren’t inherently abused. No one hits someone for the sake of hitting a woman or hitting a man. Violence is rarely about the gender or sexuality of… [Continue Reading]
The problem the Republican Party has with women is deep and costly. Their attacks on women’s rights all add up to a widely perceived Republican War on Women that significantly influenced the outcome of the election by creating impactful gender gaps in many key races. President Barack Obama won reelection with 55 percent of women’s… [Continue Reading]